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  • Prominent Tourist Destinations Prominent Tourist Destinations of Rajasthan Tourism

    • From: ajaykr88
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      Rajasthan, the largest state ofIndiaand the land of kings, has numerous fascinating tourist destinations which are visited by a number of domestic and international tourists each year. Tourism in Rajasthan is a rewarding experience that will last in visitors’ memories for lifetime. The state is widely acclaimed for its rich culture and tradition. In terms of tourism the state has lots to offers its visitors.

       

      Jaipur – the capital city of Rajasthan & famously known as the Pink City of India, Udaipur – the City of Lakes or the Venice of the East, Jodhpur – the Blue City of India, Jaisalmer – the Golden City of India, Bikaner – the Camel City, Pushkar – the Abode of Lord Brahma, Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Bundi, Mandawa – the Land of Frescoed Havelis, Shekhawati – the Open Air Art Gallery, etc are most sought after tourist destinations of Rajasthan tours which attract tourists from all over the world. These places are internationally famous for architectural wonders in forms of forts, palaces, havelis, museums, mansions, castles, heritage hotels, palace hotels, etc.

       

      Apart from magnificent forts, palaces, temples and havelis the royal and imperial Indian state of Rajasthan is also known for rich flora and fauna. There are many interesting wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Rajasthan that are prominent destinations for wildlife tourism in India. Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Tal Chappar Blackbuck Sanctuary, Kashmir toursBharatpur Bird Sanctuary, etc are popular destinations in Rajasthan for wildlife tourism and jungle activities.

       

      Camel safari and sand dunes are also attractions for many Rajasthan tour packages. Rajasthan tourism also promotes golden triangle tours inIndia covering Jaipur and two other cities non-Rajasthan citiesDelhi andAgra.

       

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  • Duffus Castle Duffus Castle

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      Duffus Castle between Inverness and Elgin, eastern Scotland. The castle was built half on solid ground and half on fill. Shortly after completion, the half built on fill slide off its foundation and thus the term, "What a duffus." At least I assume that's where it came from.

       

       

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  • Lismore Castle bridge Lismore Castle bridge

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      The stone railing on the bridge over the Blackwater River leading to Lismore Castle, Ireland.

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  • Fort Saint - Andre Avignon Fra Fort Saint - Andre Avignon France

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      Fort Saint-André à Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

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  • Midnight at Mont St Michel Midnight at Mont St Michel

    • From: Donna Carroll
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      While touring France and stopping to visit Mont St. Michel I could not resist a walk at night to capture the castle illuminated.   My brother and myself took the walk from town and back which was beautiful.   Many of our photos contained the mysterious  "ORBS" often caputred in photos .

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  • Castle in Kufstein, Tirol Regi Castle in Kufstein, Tirol Region Austria

    • From: suzitvlldy
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      I took this photo while driving by the Castle in Kufstein. Not a bad shot if I do say so myself considering I was in a moving vehicle at the time.

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  • Austria for those of us that d Austria for those of us that don't ski!

    • From: suzitvlldy
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      Austria – Historic birthplace of classical music. Mozart, Hyden and Strauss. This country has it all from castles, chocolate, coffee house, cathedrals, strudel, schnapps, the Vienna Boys Choir and Lipizzan stallions. Not to mention some of the most breath-taking scenery around.

      Driving through the Tirol region of Austria, my brain couldn’t come up with enough adjectives to describe the scenery that lay before me. Magnificent, majestic, incredible and beautiful just didn’t seem to do it justice. EPIC.  The mountain ranges are EPIC. That’s the only word to describe it. The smattering of small town and villages all with the typical Tyrolean look just add to the ambience. One town in particular is Kufstein. The city itself is impressive and at the same time charming with all its little winding alleyways and buildings dating back to the 11th century. The Fortress is the centrepiece rising high above the town itself. What’s interesting is during the day, even during winter, the Heldenorgel concert can be heard at mid-day. Afterwards St. Vitus Parish Church’s mid-day ringing plays for about 10 to 15 minutes. The Christmas market during December held at the fortress makes it a perfect setting for holiday merriment.  For a change of pace a short 10 minute drive away is the Riedel Wine Glass factory and outlet store. Here’s a unique opportunity to take a factory tour and see how this glass is blown into the unique creations that are world famous.     

      On to Salzburg, you can’t help but stare in awe of the picture-perfect scenery. As you wander around this beautiful city, you eventually wind up in the “old town” or Altstadt as it is known with its quaint streets, cafes and shops. It’s the home of the city’s most beloved son, Mozart. The city is most proud of its #1 son and rightfully so as his music has withstood the test of time. The city is best discovered by foot. Everything you want to see is within walking distance of one another. For an incredible view of the city, take the funicular up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Built in the 11th century, its Europe’s largest and completely preserved fortresses. Have a walk around, or enjoy a cup of coffee in the one of cafes while taking in the views.   One of the biggest draws is the Sound Of Music tour which is very popular. It takes you to the actual locations where the movie was filmed. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family it is not only entertaining, but moving as well. Interesting note. Salzburg has 35 churches in the city. Keep in mind that the city is not that large. On Sunday, a different church rings their bells at 10 minutes to the hour and then again on the hour. I guess that’s if you don’t make it one of the services, you can still catch one at another church. The bells ring up until 3:00pm. In 2006, all 35 churches rang their bells at the same time in honour of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. My understanding was that it was so loud, that the city decided not to do it again for probably a very long while.  The city is famous for its music festival during the months of July and August and for its Christmas Market during November and December.

      Vienna is just as beautiful as Salzburg but in a different way. Whereas Salzburg is more countrified and surrounded by the Alps, Vienna is more cosmopolitan with a history and beauty all its own. What defines Vienna? In my opinion, it has something for everyone. This is a city for all tastes.  History, Culture, Music, Food and Wine. It has 4 palaces, including the Hofburg, Schonbrunn, Palais Paliffy and the Belvedere.  It has one of the oldest Ferris Wheels still in existence today which is an icon in its own right.  Ringstrasse one of the most famous Boulevard’s in all of Europe houses the Austrian Parliament, State Opera House, Vienna Opera House and Museum of Fine Arts. Rising in the heart of the city centre is the iconic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Centuries old, its an engineering marvel in itself.  Want to experience something different?  How about learning how to make Schnapps at the Schnapps Museum? Owned by the same family since its inception back in 1875. If you are lucky you will have the tour conducted by the patriarch of the family himself, Friedrich Fischer. He will entertain you with stories and antidotes from days past along with giving you a chance to sample each and every single type of schnapps that his family has invented. You might even get a chance to create your own. Speaking of sampling alcohol, there are plenty of wineries of which Austria is famous for. A lot of them located within the city itself within small taverns. If alcohol is not your style, maybe you would like to try your hand at Strudel making for which the country is celebrated.   How about learning the history of the Sissi Taler, and Mozart Hearts chocolate that are so typical Viennese? Don’t forget those tastings!  Maybe you don’t want to anything at all! Then I would recommend going to the one of the coffee houses that Vienna is well known for. Sit down, talk with a local, enjoy a cup of coffee and a bite of Strudel. For those who love to shop, don’t forget the Christmas Market! Festive and lively, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of walking around exploring all the stalls, buying trinkets all the while enjoying a cup of mulled wine and munching on roasted chestnuts. Don’t forget to look at the one of the largest advent calendars in the world! Lastly, Vienna would not be complete without partaking in a dinner and concert. After all,  this is the home of the Waltz, and Classical Music.  A perfect ending to a perfect tour.

       

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  • Versailles Gardens Versailles Gardens

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      Early morning at Versailles France before all of the crowds came & cluttered the scene

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  • Castles Along The Rhine Castles Along The Rhine

    • From: biglannie
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      You’re certain to feel as though you’re waltzing through a fairytale as you journey down the Rhine River, in Germany. There are lots of breathtaking landscape, terraced vineyards, old-world towns and historic, fairytale castles.

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  • Windsor Castle, England Windsor Castle, England

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      Windsor Castle, England
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  • Windsor Castle, England Windsor Castle, England

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      Windsor Castle, England
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  • Windsor Castle, England Windsor Castle, England

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      Windsor Castle, England
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  • Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace

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      Buckingham Palace
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  • Summer Palace, Beijing Summer Palace, Beijing

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  • Fishermen at Summer Palace, Be Fishermen at Summer Palace, Beijing

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  • Chateau de Chambord Chateau de Chambord

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  • Chambord Chambord

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  • Water and Stone Water and Stone

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      This was at the Chateau de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher France.

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  • German Castle German Castle

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      The Castle Burg Reichenstein on the Rhein River in Germany

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  • A Desert Castle in Jordan A Desert Castle in Jordan

    • From: donutdollie
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      There are several of these castles in Jordan. I have been told that they were used as a place for trading caravans to stop. They are certainly unique and a welcome surprise to see in the middle of the barren countryside of Jordan.

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